Clarksdale International Cigar Box Guitar Festival 2017
Super Chikan
Ben Prestage
Sep 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM
New Roxy of Clarksdale
Clarksdale, MS
Ticket sales ended Sep 24, 2017 1:00 AM. Additional tickets may be available at the box office.
At the historic New Roxy the Clarksdale Cigar Box Guitar Festival & Builders' Expo featuring Super Chikan, Ben Prestage, Johnny Lowebow, Steve Arvey. MathewJ & Jimbo Mac and more.
Super Chikan | 6:00 PM
James "Super Chikan" Johnson (born February 16, 1951, Darling, Mississippi is an American blues musician, based in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He is the nephew of fellow blues musician Big Jack Johnson.

One commentator noted that Super Chikan, Big Jack Johnson, Booba Barnes, R. L. Burnside, and Paul "Wine" Jones were "present-day exponents of an edgier, electrified version of the raw, uncut Delta blues sound.

Living Blues Critics Award (5)
1998 - W. C. Handy Award Nominee
2004 - Mississippi Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts
2010 - Blues Music Awards Winner, Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Ben Prestage | 6:00 PM
Ben Prestage’s musical background began before he was born... even before his parents were born. Ben’s great-grandmother was a Vaudeville musican who toured with Al Jolson and also participated in medicine shows. Her daughter was a Boogie-Woogie pianist and painter who used to play for Ben when he was coming up. On the other side of the family tree, his grandfather, who was a Mississippi sharecropper turned Ben onto the sounds and culture of Mississippi and Blues in general. more >>>
General Admission
Event Schedule

Super Chikan

6:00 PM

Ben Prestage

6:00 PM